Riverview woman, 4 dogs escape house fire thanks to neighbor

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – A Riverview woman had no idea her house was on fire until a neighbor told her. The neighbor then helped the woman and her four dogs escaped from her burning home on Monday afternoon.

The fire broke out at a residence in the 6800 block of Potts Road, according to a Hillsborough County Fire Rescue spokesperson.

Mark Evans, who lives nearby, saw the flames and ran to the home. He told the woman who lives there that her house was on fire. She had no idea her home was burning, according to Mark Evans’ wife, Kimberly. Mark Evans also helped get the woman’s four dogs out of the burning house.

When firefighters arrived at the scene, they saw flames and smoke coming through the roof.

It was too dangerous for firefighters to enter the residence, so they fought the fire from outside the home.

Once they were able to put out the flames, firefighters conducted a search of the home and determined no one was inside.

One person at the scene was medically evaluated, but refused to be hospitalized.

The home was destroyed, according to fire officials.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

STORIES OTHERS ARE CLICKING ON

BACK TO TOP STORIES

WFLA.com provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s